Dream On …

Today is Monday, March 31, 2014. It is the 90th day of the year. There are 275 days remaining until the end of the year. “The world stands aside,” said David Jordan, “to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.” This applies to those, who learn where they are going late in life as well as… Continue reading Dream On …

March 26, 2014

Way back in 1969 I was in the eleventh grade. Let me share an experience I had with the school counselor. “Why can’t I be a writer or author?” Those were words I spoke as I mustered all the manhood I had as an eleventh grader to keep from crying as my high school guidance… Continue reading March 26, 2014

Road Trip to the University of Texas McDonald Observatory

In October 1974, I made my first trip to the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. It was 500 miles one-way from the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) to Fort Davis, Texas. I went to do the required astronomical labs for my physics class in astronomy. The trip was a caravan… Continue reading Road Trip to the University of Texas McDonald Observatory

The Last Time I Hitchhiked

Spring break 1974 was the last time I hitchhiked. By then it was going out of vogue. Drivers viewed picking up a stranger as a risk. It was in the mid 1970’s that we learned some people picked up hitchhikers to do harm to them. They would rape and kill them. Had I know that… Continue reading The Last Time I Hitchhiked

March 20, 2014

This Day In Texas History: Today is Thursday, March 20, 2014. It is the 79th day of the year. There are 286 days remaining until the end of the year. Typically, the first day of Spring begins as March equinox falls on this date, marking the vernal point in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumnal… Continue reading March 20, 2014

March 19, 2014

Today in Texas History: Today is March 19, 2014. It is the 78th day of the year. On this date in March 19 Isidro Félix de Espinosa began his career as a Franciscan. Isidro Félix de Espinosa was born in Querétaro, Mexico, on November 26, 1679. His parents were Isidro de Espinosa and Gertrudis de… Continue reading March 19, 2014

March 18, 2014

Today in Texas History: Today is March 18, 2014. It is the 77th day of the year. There are 288 days remaining until the end of the year. On March 18, 1937 the New London School explosion occurred. It was caused by a natural gas leak caused an explosion, destroying the London School of New… Continue reading March 18, 2014

March 17, 2014

On This Day in Texas History: On this day in 1884, Frank “Bring ‘Em Back Alive” Buck was born in Gainesville, Texas. He was a hunter and “collector of wild animals,” as well as a movie actor, director, writer and producer. He traveled the world catching and shipping exotic animals to zoos and circuses. He… Continue reading March 17, 2014

March 14, 2014

This Day in Texas History: It is Friday March 14, 2014. It is the 73rd day of 2014. There are 292 days left in the year. It was 50 years ago today that Jack Ruby was convicted of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. Less than four months earlier, back on November 24, 1963, Ruby… Continue reading March 14, 2014

March 13, 2014

This Day in Texas History: It is Thursday March 13, 2014. It is the 72th day of 2014. There are 293 days left in the year. Today we will look at a poem published in the March 13, 1830 issue of “The Texas Gazette”. It is in the upper left column of the paper. The… Continue reading March 13, 2014